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13â€“15 cm (5-6 in)
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Semipalmated Sandpiper is plump compact looking, more white to throat, has slightly heavier black legs, and semipalmations between toes.
Tundra or in bogs. In migration found at mud flats, beachs, sod farms, etc.
Often in crouched position with knees very bent, feet planted forward (so far many times that they can appear to be feeding between their toes) and with belly much closer to ground than other peeps2. Usually found on shore instead of wading.
The 4 eggs are laid in a shallow scrape on the ground, lined with grass and most. Both parents incubate.
These birds forage on mudflats; their diet includes small crustaceans, insects and snails.
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